2021 MRM Talks: Dr. Lisbet Haglund and Matthew Mannarino


The MRM Network presents: the MRM Talks. Join us every fourth Thursday at noon to learn more about stem cells and regenerative medicine. The webinar series will feature leading scientists in the field, including MRM Principal Investigators and external guest speakers.

For each seminar, we will also highlight the work of one MRM Trainee, who will present alongside our guest speaker.

In this edition of the MRM Talks:

Dr. Lisbet Haglund,
Associate Professor of Surgery
McGill University

“Regenerative approaches to treat back pain in mice and men”


Matthew Mannarino
Ph.D. Candidate in Dr. Lisbet Haglund’s Lab

“Toll-Like Receptor 2 Induced Senescence in Intervertebral Disc Cells of Patients with Back Pain can be Attenuated by o-Vanillin”

12:00 – 1:00 PM


About the speakers:

Dr. Lisbet Haglund  joined McGill University, the Department of Surgery and Division of Orthopaedics in 2009 and is now full time tenured Associate Professor.
She leads a well-funded inter-disciplinary research program that develops novel approaches for diagnosis and treatment of spinal pathologies. The focus of her research program is on clinical and translational research in intervertebral disc regeneration, degeneration and pain, which impacts on the fields of spine biology, biomechanics, neurochemistry and neurogenic pain.
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Matthew Mannarino is currently a 3rd year PhD student in Dr. Haglund’s lab. He previously completed his bachelor’s degree in pharmacology at McGill. During this time, he conducted research under the supervision of Dr. Alfredo Ribeiro-da-Silva’s, where he focused on evaluating cartilage degeneration in inflammatory arthritis. Currently, Matthew’s PhD work focuses on assessing the use of senolytic drugs as a treatment option for intervertebral disc degeneration and lower back pain.


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